Green hydrogen policy is great, but we need more

25th Feb, 2022;  Source: Mint

Our new policy is expected to reduce costs and aid exports but further measures could put us on an accelerated path to success Sumant Sinha is the chairman and chief executive officer of ReNew Power and president-designate of Assocham The announcement of the first phase of India’s Green Hydrogen policy last... Read More

A green Budget for long-term strong growth: Sumant Sinha, CEO, ReNew Power

2nd Feb, 2022;  Source: Financial Express

Budget 2022, against the backdrop of a reviving economy, has started the process of creating a blueprint for steering the economy towards Amrit Kaal, a 25-year-long period of strong and sustainable growth in the buildup to India’s 100th year of independence Outlining four priority areas – PM Gati Shakti,... Read More

Sumant Sinha writes: Clean energy transition gets a boost in green budget

2nd Feb, 2022;  Source: Money Control

The five key announcements are: an increase in the PLI scheme outlay for solar manufacturing; a boost to the energy storage ecosystem; creation of climate financing avenues; welcome power sector reforms; and a continued focus on energy access via decentralized clean energy India needed a budget that accelerated its... Read More

Clean, Green and Go! A Budget needed for India’s historic energy transition

31st Jan, 2022;  Source: Economic Times

If the past year and the beginning of this one tell us something, it is that the FY23 budget could well have a strong clean energy and sustainability orientation The tone has already been set Earlier this month, Narendra Modi called for a ‘Pro-Planet People’ approach at a virtual Davos summit This followed the PM... Read More

A must-surge year for climate goals

6th Jan, 2022;  Source: Business Standard

Cometh the hour, cometh the sector The year 2022 will be critical for India’s renewable energy industry if it is to hit the country’s ambitious 2030 and 2070 climate goals If we don’t ramp up the tempo in 2022, it will make the targets more difficult to reach in each succeeding year The goal of 450 GW of... Read More

Clean energy prospects beyond the 100GW milestone

21st Sep, 2021;  Source: Mint

Today, India is a global powerhouse of renewable energy Despite the covid pandemic, steady growth has helped us cross the 100 gigawatt (GW) target of installed capacity (excluding large hydro projects) This is a momentous achievement for India as well as the world, as it helps bring our carbon emissions down (we are... Read More

Towards Greener Pastures

5th Sep, 2021;  Source: Business Today

India is set to witness a boom in the electricity sector As things stand, India ranks third globally in both electricity production and consumption However, our per-capita consumption is a shade over 1,200 kWh (kilowatt-hours), which is a third of the global average, a quarter of China’s and a tenth of that of the... Read More

The future of renewable energy in India

3rd Sep, 2021;  Source: LinkedIn

India is set to witness a boom in the electricity sector As things stand today, India ranks third globally in both the electricity production as well as consumption[1] However, our per capita consumption is a little over 1,200 kWh - which is a third of the global average, a quarter of China’s and a tenth of the... Read More

Budget 2021: Bold and creative solutions key to reviving Mission $5 trillion

30th Jan, 2021;  Source: ET Energy

While a timely and comprehensive stimulus package triggered the revival, India now looks forward to a bold, creative Budget that will catapult our economy back onto a rapid and sustainable growth trajectory India has started the new year on a promising note with the world’s biggest vaccination drive underway It... Read More

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Tackling pollution, beyond stubble burning

11th Dec, 2020;  Source: Hindustan Times

While stubble burning continues to be a sensitive inter-state issue, the local administration should focus on these “internal” factors and mitigate them through proper planning, strict governance and the active participation of common citizens Bad air knows no boundaries and a multiplicity of agencies working... Read More